Under the Night Sky with Acadia Artist-in-Residence
September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
This will be a virtual event streaming live on the Acadia National Park Facebook page. To join the event, click here.
Under the Night Sky presented by Imma Barrera, Acadia National Park Artist-in-Residence
The Under The Night Sky presentation will highlight Imma’s current project to raise awareness about the importance of nature conservation efforts, in particular, protecting the night sky from light pollution. Preserving the night environment helps support human health and heritage and preserve wildlife habitats. Night photography offers a chance to capture and document scenes that few people ever see nowadays due to artificial light and airglow pollution
The work presented here will focus on a selection of night images captured at several areas of the National Park System, including Acadia, Capitol Reef and Glacier Artist in Residence programs, and will be part of the soon-to-be-published Under The Night Sky book.
Born in Barcelona, Imma Barrera is a landscape and nature photographer based in Metuchen NJ. She is a graduate of NY Institute of Photography and has won several awards and exhibited her photography in a number of galleries worldwide, In addition, she has been invited to join CollectorWorks, a hybrid gallery (virtual and in-person exhibits) sponsored by Your Daily Photograph.
One of her favorite subjects to photograph is the Milky Way and has been selected for several Artist-in-Residence programs (Capitol Reef NP, Acadia NP, Glacier NP) for her night sky photography, In addition, she was shortlisted in the Landscape category of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards’ Professional competition with her series “Under the Night Sky”.
Imma runs educational programs about photography and seminars to raise awareness about the need to protect our natural treasures. She has published books about the night skies in NJ and about her experience as an AiR at Capitol Reef NP. Currently, she is working on another book covering several US national parks at night.